Dr. Birte Wiemann

Dr. Birte Wiemann

Dr. Birte Wiemann

Board Member | VUT e.V.

After successfully finishing her studies in English and German Birte Wiemann started working at German independent music distributor Cargo Records in 2005. In the 14 years of her career at Cargo, Birte was a label manager for labels such as Rise Records, Trustkill or Revelation, was closely involved when Cargo launched Record Store Day in Germany in 2009 and is currently a project manager for content management, digital B2B solutions and D2C fulfillment services for physical product. In 2016, Birte was elected onto the board of VUT e.V., the German association of independent music companies representing 1300 labels, distributors, publishers and artists, and was re-elected for another two-year-term in 2018. She is the speaker of VUT’s economic committee and a strong supporter of the “Music Industry Women” network launched by VUT. In 2013, Birte was awarded the doctorate degree in English literature at the University of Hull. Despite the accepted opinion, Birte will freely admit her weakness for coloured vinyl variants and was amazed by the “scratch’n’sniff” artwork of the Lemonheads’ latest album: It smelt of banana.